Canadian collector Betty Beddows dies at age 71

Canadian collector Betty Beddows died suddenly with her family by her side at Orillia’s Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on March 17 at the age of 71.

Beddows was the wife of long-time member of the Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association (CSDA) John Beddows, who died last July in North Bay, Ont. While her husband was in the stamp business for 55 years as a well-respected dealer, Betty is remembered for her management of the “youth booths” at several major stamp shows, including those organized by The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada and British North America Philatelic Society.

In addition to being familiar faces on bourses across the country, the Beddows also ran Camp Horizon in Field for more than 20 years before founding the Jewel Lake Wilderness Resort in West Nipissing. Together, they shared a vision of respecting and living alongside nature.

Beddows and her late husband John at a stamp show in St. Catharines, Ont. (Photo by Mary-Ann Luzba)

She’s survived by four children and seven grandchildren.

The Beddows family will be receiving friends at Hillside Funeral Services on 362 Airport Rd. in North Bay this Saturday March 24 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Donations to the North Bay Regional Health Centre will be gratefully acknowledged by Beddows’ family.

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